Dundee's Caird Park Velodrome reopens after resurfacing

Refurb cost £320,000 - but it's probably a bit chilly to use right now

by Sarah Barth   December 9, 2012  

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Dundee's Caird Park Velodrome has been officially reopened after a £320,000 refurbishment to resurface the entire track.

The outdoor facility has been open to the public since the 1950s, and now also boasts improved floodlights and fencing.

The Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport Shona Robison MSP opened the track. She told the BBC: "The new and improved Caird Park Velodrome will provide an excellent facility for all up and coming cyclists.

"Track cycling was, without doubt, one of the highlights of this year's Olympics and I'm pleased to see this excellent resource in promoting physical activity and leave a lasting legacy that can be enjoyed for years to come."

City Council Environment Convener Councillor Craig Melville said: "This work has transformed the velodrome and I am delighted that local cycling has received such a significant boost.

"Cycling is a popular sport in Dundee, with enthusiastic participants encouraged by clubs and coaches.

"We are also grateful to sportscotland for their funding assistance in this major project."

Sportscotland contributed more than £121,000 to the project.

 

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Fabulous facility. Congratulations to all those who campaigned to get it upgraded and credit to the council for funding it along with Sportscotland.

posted by FMOAB [234 posts]
9th December 2012 - 23:21

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Good to hear Dundee gets a velodrome revamp - but Edinburgh could do with the same.

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posted by OldRidgeback [2211 posts]
10th December 2012 - 10:03

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